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fERIL OF FOOTBALL
GAME NOT SO DANGER^
OVS AS PAINTED.
Many Fatal Injuries Charged
to Sport Without Just
Cause.
CORRECTED FIGURES OF FOOT
BALL. FATALITIES.
j<»t*l «»e»t*» attributed to rtmr 2*
*>« da* M 1 ootbatl ...»
Up**:!* of •sjtiry »d prevl«*a» teaaosa . r.
P-w 1* Injury •■ ttonrtraniced (Uiri 4
j f atler* "toys kil!-.l 2
**-b~> BBsyeSß killed ...»
It if f?a<ral!y agreed that the loss of
even en* We In feetball is a most depfor
afe'.e ere'irrenc* and em* to be guarded
tf»;3st ty every device in the discretion
cf taose on •whom falis the rfsponsibility
ef niking the rules of th* pame. There
i.- rto n»^4 to • •..-•■•• the peri's of the
gam*-, however, but such exaggeration
?her« his be*n. all unwittingly, it is prob
able, tiuf season.
«vjjfa it is said, at was the case at the
rr~>".r,g <H th« New "Jerk Board cf Edu
tstjen. wfckh vud for ih« abolition of
' t»» fiimf:. that ».':« sport had rost twenty
• ♦!» U'*es this ... missiat<*ment of the
-fact* was.. mi»<ie. '.-■■<■.■ was
fctt*i o.i figure* collected and tabulated
»{th great rare by "The Chicago Tribune."
That newspaper t* pot to Hanie. It? fig
crv VOI mad" up at the t-nd e£ the sta
>.:; before detailed in*-esngat:o;i was pos
eii!e. and for the errors in them loral
rrrresr^aien's inu*=t be. held responsible.
These «-orre?r"r.deius have a habit of at
cr:by:iafc to football any dfsth connected,
p? r^l'^r how remotely, with the gam*.
Ti:* tabuiated statement Indicates that
football con twentj-six lives this rear.
yew, at a matter of fact, careful fiara
i=»-j«3 t>y Toe Tribune >f every case men
tipped .'lw v 'j that S\<? of these twenty-six
.death? were from cause? in no way ron
; re:ted wjtlj tlj» game and that six oth-
J;«» a!Je?e<J to have died from football
ffqjsrfff V«tq victims of accidents in prevl
'' pgi f'2s'.'!!.'. Moreover, in only two of
tb««- *i\ cases can any connection he
traces between foot be! 1 and death, except
that the men concerned hid at cne time
cr another plsyed the jami.
Thu* fifteen death* remain to he ■ idled
. a* having possibly l«**-n duo to football as
SUrd tjjj> fear. Of these, four were ot
tor* engaged in games played by un
crganized lean 15, one victim being only
cjevrv : ears ell. BQCb players seldom foi
kw «ny of i, ► ruj-e O f the fujue. Their
f*rm cf the sport is a rough ajid tumble
• -«- --ailed football only because a
» i*ii fa u~ed ijj •-OJH* ta«hion tlurirs the
'• riar. It it manifestly unfair to judge, the
coUes* pa^ie by ovcurreaoes in tucb a
travesty.
Tro <-oi3es« players www fatally hurt.
Lu*'::* A. Byrne, of V.'ei»t Point, rlaying
■(kliiat Her»ard. sustained a broken «<Hl£
Isd eted rithin tvetUv-four hour?. Archer
Oriiiian. halfback on the i—i -■■ the
Uulieißttj of Virginia, fata!!y hurt
Jr » ru»? with lieorpetoT-n. and dk-d ▼•ith
4a a ft* ho - 3r5. These are the traffic and
e*rloT3M' > accidents of tl." ECa^cp that
tave r.a^p the rule makers Ftop and think.
ftir f-f-y *eetn to IjS- « b<?««o unavoidable
nakfs th^m none the J-ess de^ilora-Dle.
T*o ccllege pla;ers, th*n. have b«IJ
r f|tary injured. Nine boys at school
I payznj on regular Echool teams, wjtlj more
«T JesA crgasization. mun be added to the
it»ri. ro'J. T»- of these MM are in in
ttftßtHna ef pseudo-collegiate I .»»—:»•.
Sa:-^ Cciiege. of Kanfar. and the >di<-'o-
CSirn-gical College, or Philadeipcia. Both
or Ujese lCiiiiutiorJ! fiajjn good scholastic
raf;jj£, bat in athletics they ere barely on
a rsr wVb «""hoo!5 like Exeter and Andovcr.
trd air property rated with the echools
ttXbtT thSQ.VtUI the rollegee.
- Ti'^«<= ntee deaths sr»* not fully authenti
ra«°d iti *very ca.se. The Tribune has sent
•• i*tt*7* of inquiry to the principals of the
*"fcryjF bnrolved, and full answers have
.'■ J"*" necHred in nsaojr case*. But. even so,
E» roßfincatJon b*>yond the original dis-
WTrhei rhronielsrg th«» d^ath is available
'» <cur ea^eiK. are included in the
% latfe Th^refor»> ▼ith some reluctance. Fly*.
«!»»?h* hare been proved to be due to foot
*«!!, tr.i n-i> of these victims ar* known
*9 ha*f bees immature and hardly fitted to
t*fce xsrt in so Ftrenuou* a game.
Ttej* fariK are «t forth caljnly, and
*i{boßt ary dttjre to attach the vfewa of
0»W epp-os—l to th^ game as at present
T'a v *£. They are int"nd»»d to be of per^-ice
t* ti^te intcrf?fd in - real n*-.-ifion, in or
i ttr Oat tbfl subject may b* Epproached in
"f" f • PCMDnsUe Fpbrtt and hysteria.
■Is (act is that the total authenticated
"r" r *»5*J! roll cf f.treen. hase-i upon the rlgurts
' 'f Tit* Chicago Trib'ine." as revised, com
• r*r»: mt unfavorably -n ith the record of
•Wnseii dtsrfcs in J?O7 and fourteen 1n
J?<'i T*-»rd*d fc-y tjjt t*m< authority. To
•" fclrtlwr jn'o tbe cause* of. the fatalities
RSattSrtJy due to the iniiie i.« to make th»
lin «v*n rrialler, for fodi* of the deaths
«T" rho'np. to be d'i<i to a plain disregard
k re!*-? and precautions fvtioMy inexcusable.
O':* cf Th"? ?chool d*^aths was due to an
to lh« ii«rk receliTji In an MO field
tsrirje Another was kickejj in the ahdo
~*a ar:T:t» j r!ti'vnal]y. wlthouph of nec«;slty
' ! i Csimer strictly forbidden by tlie rules
tto pra'-tica.lly impossible of occurrence in
- * J2rr.fr fce?T\f«*n trained and skilful players.
Another r'^'''" received cerebral injuries
! **u: t :r;r In psralTXla, This was Raymond
a rtiident at Philips-Kxet«*r. and
I - : « h^Brtee, altho'^ei) probably received In
j * &2?nc. «*:4 not manifest thersseives un»il
••Oi fiaya after jhe gatne. Ac autopsy
'«v«ft2ed a condition apparently due to a
k^r»". «ti'.h might have bttn «uJ=Lalned in
leett. cr in ooni* stissr »/. It i' '■*
f<) ' J «>*, isipessibl". in view of the. belated
<3Covery of the nffei-uou. to determine
*fc*t trrt of play T.as responsible.
Eusert Bvrne. tl^e \Ve£t Point cadet, re-
Wvrf hie lnju'-jra tn the course or a. split
**ckie p!ay by Harvard. Jiis ne<-"t was
-*Ktd in bciae nianner. and t).- fatal in
. J«r/ jetwlud. rkturer of plays previous to
**» total or.c, b'-t «f eimilar cbaractfr.
Eyrrr* goiiig ir.fi the pl^y with his
up au<J in a. danstroui position, not
>ts miiy «tr-uT«»«l by tackles. Statements of
tfcktcridenT. full, correct and in oonsidera
!»l» 4etaH, critajned ivide publicity at tbe
ttee cf Ux o<x-urrenc<».
Archer Christian, as • | 'ars in the full
Ftateaient which the rourteey
Uci>.c«ity • Virginia enables Tb«
"rtisat rw publish feeler*-, wan fatally hurt
«n open fi^M play, and not, as *»* said
et t!j« tmt. In v tnasis play.
received by Tb« Tribune In *n
■*«■ to it* tniuiries follow:
T2T 2 '^ fcperting Editor of sags *--nt
i fiSoSi you a detail^ *«* lt i f«JJ« n ) i
.*! ' iv aoideat which «u«d the de*t h «f
■ Ajcr.»r rhnfcUan. from John H-
; . . .. 1„i „i, !)i«» •: ibj<- ' ' -
| '^mti-N^ 8 Lehman, ***** '
• •'WiwrEitv of Virginia. Dec- «- I**.
f^etKießt X A. Alderman, University of
. Dear*^- Alderman: Replying to j->ur
of the 2d. last.. I think I can b«»t
• Clu*trat» th* oiay in question by » «'»
gwa. «ho-iln« P t"he poedtica of the m-n and
2« d-recuon the Virginia pUyerßjv ere
2>7««=4 to take. (It la iwSSSXiSn^took
JUdt tb:» diagram here.) CbzvUan iook
JS« ball from tbe quarter for a «-'" e *: lJ^*
;' rtffct ta^kl-. After going »£«* f J2
.«a ti tbfj th B< 5 to aid mm *>y., ) "~ n F-",i
'.fwrtrtsg. He »a* runniiiE n T^^ r r^ji
i^.ia«, and as I look back I can r^ca.i
»• *U£ a t I S Ccr tt s g f rc«a many, ot&es
Gimilar cnes during the. game. I do not
♦ IS ih<si h<s impression that Christian wai
I tackled or- thrown especially hard-
Respectfully yours.
JOHN" ■ NEFF. Jr.
Dr. Alderman's statement follow*:
! k Organized athletics have brought into
American college lite distinct elements of
fcoc-i and district element* of evil, Foot-
I ■ M.i-t! 18 the in»*>ns».st form of organized
atiileticii, has brought its special group of
fc* -«<i thin«» «nd of objeciionanlw thingc.
« hen the total is summed up. however, I
relieve that the sum of th* good brought
Into college life by this Ram- on the aoci.il
and moral rides exceeds the cum of evil,
A i.v v cannot play tootbaJl «ucce»*£ull>
vunriut the us* of such virtues as courage.
»-e.i-atnial. self-restraint, resoluteness, pa
tience, well ordered attention, loyalty to a
r *i'Jf*' a distinct form of patriotic un-
KUUnQesa. These are great quaUtie». and
«he d soiplme tu«t develops them is not a
discipline to be .julckly condemned. It Is
: not claimed that these qualities *re de
veloped solely by football. Such a claim
v-ouM be absurd. Furthermore, t^e^»» have
crown out of the game a certain solidarity,
j-ympathy and manly relation in college
l:fe vnich tio other agency ha* develoi>eal.
No other device developed by student jif«
has ever been s«o potential ir: protecting
young men against 'lie mum .tf the body
and in establishing ideal* of bodily cle«n
nesp There is that quality in American
;outh that demand? training re-jMiring the
exercise of sk'H an<l daring and pluck,
aney will not be content with any other
»->rt of gam*. The trouble with tbe game
of football is that the risk < •' Mfr- inherent
in it is inordinate. l' is true that men are
injured and killed in hunting, rowing, rid
! ing horseback, Failing boats, climbing
mountains and In 'nan'- form* of sport.
I oottall. however, is differentiated from
these forms of sport by the tact that in
oidmate rUka and dancer to life exist in
the rule* of the game. These rule« ar*
deliberately planned «nd maintained ami
***l*atiAeall? carried out. if may be said
that many of these, serious injuries result
. ins from the playing of the game are in
, evitable under these rule*. wHI* iv the
I other sports mentioned the deaths and
hurts are lealtv accidental. It i- perfectly
Hear to my mind that Intelligent resolute
;<n<i conceited action should be taken to >•-
move the inordinate risks to IK« involved
in this great sport. There exists an mter
| collegiate athletic committee, with repre
sentatives from many of ill £-re*tr .<!■
leges, who*» function it is to >tti«i" the
game, to trie end that it may constantly
check the dangers existing in it. 'This com
initt«=e. has not been Idle, and It is com
posed of able, fai -seeing and thoughtful
men. who are influenced by high motives.
! hut it is clear that this committee has ' ■<•'
: Struck at the root of the trouble. Th.
j hour has come for this committee to act
i in a thoroughgoing way in the direction
of <-haiiKii!g til* inherent fierceness of the
tame. It is not my purpose to suggest the
definite change to be made, but I <lo in
rist that the presidents and faculties or" the
American roli«c*f thould say to this COCO"
mittee in no uncertain tone that it shall
find and remove the elements of :nordinate
danger in this creat sport, so fas.-inatinj?
to youths and to the American public The
American publi-- itself should likewise take
n stand In t '■> matter, and in I deter
mined way require of this conmiitfcee that
it rr not content until it has solved the
1-roWeni of making impossllje. save by
j accident, the tragedy of death. The public
Jias a greater responsibility than it .is
i aware of in this matter, and, it must shave
the responsibility with colleges and with
the committee having in hand the control
of the came The great popularity cf the
I game is due to the interest it has for thcu
; sands of our pePpie. and it will rever he
j <hanged as it should be. despite the d' sire
j oi the intercollegiate committee on rules.
! i -ii til the temper of the •..-•..;■.!, . :•-•■ well as
I the temper of foil we authorities, demands
| su.-h change, and demands it immediately.
I do not deeire to see taken out of college
life the interest and discipline that spring
out of some great, virile fame such as
football, but Ido lievo and declare that
the peril of ■•.■• and injury .nherent In
Ihe Mrategv of this game should «<e elimi
nated promptly, or the American game
abandoned. _ „
To the sportinc Editor ••; The Tribune.
Sir: Frank Trimbles death v.ii.- in no
way connected with football nor with any
other form of athletics. A tight dress shoe
caused a blister on his foot. This- became
infected and Ifd to blood poiMHing He
■ was not li any game this year.
It is my view that no game is worth the
sacrifice of human lives. I hope that the
pa me of football may be saved, but it
must be saved by changes which will do
away with fatal injuries
\V. \j, BRYAV,
President ■"•-'.•>■ of Irdiana.
Bktomington. Ind.. Dec. 3 ■'••■
To the ieortinc Editor of The Tribune.
Sir- Your request for information with
I respect to the death of Ray Graham re
ceived.
The young man's death cannot be at
tributed just:y to football, as he wa.s not
a player, but an "innocent bystander." It
was due to rivalry between two schools or
two sections of the town, and the result
might have "been the ime had the. game
been tlddlywinka instead of football.
This town is divided by the Cedar River,
and there has always been strong competi
tion between the two sides. There are two
independent school districts and two high
schools. The two Bcbools met In > foot
ball game on November 6. Before the
pa me a 'West Side youngster put a West
Hieh pennant up on a flag pole, an Ea:-t
Side boy climbed the pole, tore down the
flag and put up his own. The Wei Side
duplicated the. feat and then stood round
the. bas« of the pole to defend their colors.
An Fa*t Side crowd, headed by a large boy
named Fred Luca>, rushea the pole, and as
they «-lo**d with the West BMers Lucas
struck Graham, who was a smaller boy.
In the face, knocking him down. Graham
was abl* to walk home, but died next day.
Neither of the boys concerned was a pupil
in either high school The fame itself was
a spUtndid exhibition of clean sport, and
had a policeman been OO hand to suppress
a few rowdies there would hove l#en no
accident.
1 would like to aM the game made more
safe, but h«-l!eve that even as it is now
r : a''ed it is worth «H it cost.-.
p * " SLOAKK WALLACE,
■Waterloo, lowa, Dec. 3. i?OS.
To the Sporting Editor of Th Tribune
6ir- Your letter of November 10, inquir
ing ronce-rning the death ot" Verne Mer
rill of our city, is at hand.
In reply I will say that the details of
Mr Merrills death are as follows: The
voting man received a „nt bruise by con
tact with a door in the To ins Men s Chris
tian issocisttoa gymnasium. The wound
was treated by the pliy*k-al director of the
*Vounff Men's Christian Association, who. it
is alleged, .^raped the - re with bis pen
knife Blood poisoning set in and entered
his cvst«m. and when the aim became so
infla-rned that a physician was summoned
it was found to si la* lat« to *aye his
J Th<» only connertlon that footba 1 ! could
possibly have had with his death is the
fact that i! ore game played after the
"light mjurv occurred tlie scab was craped
<ff during "th«- game. The. fact . that Mr.
Merrill was captain of the high school foot
ball team and a prominent athlete natu
rally led tlio*e unfamiliar with the (acta
to attribute his death to football. Every
one familiar with the farts, however, In
Janesville considers that the v oun< man ■
d»-ath was rot raustd by roughness con
nected with the panif or through an: fault
in the r.:» Of tha san:r.
Our own team continued Its schedule
right through the year, and Mr. Merrills
dea-th created no antipathy to football on
the part of the parents of out boys. Every
one teemed to understand the rituation
*M^ : opinion retarding Urn rule* of th<j
' panic would be of very little value to any
ore as I am not a specialist in football
In any sense of the word. "We have played
the canie in our high school for the last
sixtet-n years, with no serious injury to
any one'due to the rules of the gamp.
Superintendent of Schools.
'.ill*. U is.
To the Spurting Editor of Th" Tribune.
sir- Mr. MllTingtou was playing tackle,
an was defending a play against hi« posi
tion wiien li« received an unintentional
lucls in the abdomen cruslUnsT liver and
WTLLJAM X CATE,
lnte&une*. Principal. High School.
FottEvllle. Tsnn., De»-- '.
To the Sporting Kdttor of The Tribune
»-ir- Evans died in «- Pen Moin«s hos
pital' but they knew nothing ot the acci
dent lie, was Injured in a game between
: tiuthri* Centre and Fanova dt-wa, high
fc'hoois. i think h« wa« i a member of the
G'JthrKj Centre High School.
I know nothing of the cireumManj-e*. i
am only guesfiing when 1 say that 1 imp.
r,o-e as i.s usually the cage, that these
! cnall towrm have no coach, no training.
• In we underhand the term, and were prol.
abK mUc up of all sizes Mini ages. Dcs
! Urine* schools la fifteen year* have had
no Serious accsdeuts in football.
Lan un«*ttn« a lew penalty for In
i cmpleted forward pass, and ten Instead
of twenty-flve yards for play or for kick
i if,er failure ort lUCKEn.
rrin-'ipal West High School.
Dee Molnes, lowa, Dec. 10. !UW
MORE FOOTBALL REFORM URGED
Oxford. Mies.. Dec. 18— The Southern In
terro Mediate Athletic AtiW'iation to-day
went on record as fa.vorine radical sssassfM
in th« rule^ goven.ng football. More "open
nlay 1 la especially urged, while another
resolution advi«e« that no student younger
:,.„., B |xteen b*. oermitted to participate in
j intercollegUte or lnterecholastlo contests.
THREE PERIODS FOR FOOTBALL.
Oxford, :.:., . Dec. 11-If ■••»•
made by the execntlvo committee of the
Southern intercollegiate Athletic Associa
tion aro followed by t..e rules eommlttM
future football games may be divided into
' ' •• • .
! sej>a, ,_ _ . ""
XEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. SUNDAY, DECEMBER lf>. innj>.
FOR HIGH TACKLING
BOU'YEK OX FOOTBAL
Naval 'Academy's Head Would
Abolish On-Side Kick.
Annapolis, Dec. I!.— Reports to the con
trary notwithstanding. the naval offl<*ia!?
are not eveu considering the abandonment
of football.
It had been reported that owing to the
accidents which caused the death of Cadet
Byrne, of West I'otnt. and the serums in-
Jury of Midshipman IViJson. those in au
thority at the Na.al Academy might re
fuse to countenance the game in future.
but ?u<-h Is by no means the case. It seems
to be generally felt hare, however, that
rules tending to prevent accidents such as
those of the last reason should be framed.
Captain John M. Bowyer, superintendent
of the Naval Academy. is an ardent sup
porter of th^ gain*, and he has expressed
the opinion that it should be retained on
account of the training it gives in self
reliance, self-control, self-subservienc* to
team work, physical development, alertness
and loyalty to a common cause.
In giving his vier/ on the game. Captain
Bowyer suggests four changes, which ha
believes would le*»ie.n th* danger of serious
accident, the first of which is the abolition
of tackling below th" waist.
In this connection, he says, the present
low tackling causes many head and neck
injuries, but if there was a rule enforced
providing for higher tackling, there would
probably be mote long run* and more scor
ing, at the same time lessening the danger
of accident.
It will be recalled that It was a I**'
flying tackle that fractured the neck *>f
Midshipman Wilson, causing the paralysis.
Captain Bowyer would also abolish the
on-side kick. He points out that in this
play the 'ball strikes the ground, and often
results iii several players diving headlong
for it. thus giving rise to injuries of a
serious nature.
Fie also thinks that a player receiving a
forward pass should he protected. A play
er, h<" saya, watching for the ball to de
scend is at the mercy of his opponents, and
many injuries come from being struck by
Fhouldera or body of an opponent while
in such a defenceless attitude. As a rem
edy for this ha. would prohibit an oppo
nent interfering with a player receiving
the forward pass in any way except by
pushing him with outstretched arms.
Captain Bowyer also thinks 11 advisable
to prohibit the players dragging one of
their team mates while carrying the
ball. He save, that this manner of play
too often results in two or three men
striking a single opponent, whose, first in
stinct is to dive under and trip the on
coming pass, at great risk or injury to
himself.
Lieutenant Frank D. Berrien. head coach
of the Navy eleven, sbja is an advocate of
some reform in the game that would
laasan the liability to injuries. Lieuten
ant Berrien witnessed the ganje ..f ana
dian Kugby football in New York, last
Saturday While not particularly im
pressed with' this style of playing the
game. Lieutenant Berrien thinks that
there is one thing deserving of serious
consideration by ti;e rules committee, and
that is tli# prevention of interference with
a player receiving the ball after a kick.
Under the Canadian rule, .•» player is
not allowed to approach within a. range
of three yards of a player of the opposing
team while receiving the ball from a punt,
and he holds this to be a good one. Lieu
tenant Berrien's suggestion along this
line is something similar to that advanced
by Captain B«*'y»r In reference to the
interference with a player receiving a for
ward pass.
BOYS' HIGH VICTORS.
Defeat for Basketball Players
of Far Jiockaxcay.
The Boys' High School basketball team
defeated Far Rockaway in a roughly
played Public School AthleUe League cham
pions-hip game at Avon Hall yesterday by
a score of 36 to 23. The winning aggrega
tion played a much faster game than their
opponents, also excelling them in shooting
baskets. The Far Ilo.'kaT\ay players had
a tendency to foul, and were penalized two
dozen points for these offences.
The first half was hard fought. Boys 1
High leading at the close of the p.jjiod by
19 to 33. Bisson. of Boys" High, and Kubie,
of Far Hockaway. who replaced Mc'iinr.l«.
played well.
The summary and line-up follows:
Bora* Hit. t3&). Position . Far Rocluway iSsi
K»rgu»"r. Uttt forward. . .*.... <iuin»on
<;r«i>o Right forward ... Mrm—tn
Baer . -.. ..Oiitr« Raoae
Thompson .- I- >> ?t guard M"K«-hiiim
Bisson Riph! euard <»!'lwel;
Goaln from field— Kubb> »3j. rastin*. aM»< '
Ferguson <2>. "irabo i2i. FSiriK*>i t2. Points
awarded «ti fouls — Kar KorKa»u*. - . in Boys'
High School. 24 Referee— Ftsli. P >:. A- 1^
rmpire— Ellert. P. B. A. I. Tim* at halve* —
Fifteen mtnutos. substitutions l"r M.-
Girm.-". Casting for Ran
EASY FOR COMMERCE HIGH.
Eastern District Five Outclassed in
Game Played on Armory Floor.
The High fdaSai of Commerce basketball
team defeated the Eastern district High
School in a championship gam* at th*
47th Regiment Armory. Brooklyn, ye-ter
day by a score of 40 to 30. The Manhat
tan players easily outclassed the Eastern
District teat.;, p°rrnJtUnj them to score
only thre* baskets from the floor. The
winning team was penalized 24 points for
fouling.
The summary and line-up follow:
XI. 6 of C. i*O' roxitlon. Kast. Dist. ISO
■White I '* ft forward Boaencon
Goldberg lvg 1 ■ forward H*ml«)
L*glie Centre fohen
fcchulman.... — I-*'' guard Hailiu
Archibald .- Riirht cuarl Xa t z
Goal* from fit-ld— Va*M >;■,. Goldberg '•'■'.
I>^Jle (5), Rosanaon t2>. Htm>y. Points aw«rd«l
nt) fouls— «"nnriTn»riT, 14; Ka»t»m District, -+•
T>f*r*»— piaM-nti'rfer, I', t. A. 1.. I'mplr* —
Wybi-i. P. ti. A. I- Tim'- of halve* — F'ift«en
IWUUltef _
MORRIS HIGH SCHOOL WINS.
Erasmus Hall Basketball Team Beaten
in Close and Interesting Struggle.
In a close and hard fought struggle the
Slorrls High School rive defeated the Eras
mus Hall team in a championship game
at the Morris High gymnasium. Brooklyn,
yesterday, by a score of 31 to no. The
Erasmus Hall representatives showed good
t^am work la the. latter half
The junirnary and line-up follow;
JtorrU UlEb (31). T\>«!U«m. Eras. Hall .r.o>
TNnlamin Left forward Mr-Man.
Vniltirarht .Right forward McMath
j;,|j» r . . . . f>ntre Austin
It*ub«>rt ■ '••■'' guard Low vi tin
L era ,, night «uard Stov-r
ijna!« frr>m rt'ld — Vollbra'-ht i^j, R<>ub«rt (2>.
SI -Man us. McMath (Si. Lowvill-. B«ov«r. Bvana
,• , points B*»ar<i''l en foul» — Kr«*niua. 17.
Morris 24. rtefet**— Kofter. "Sb krhool «f
Commerce. Umpire— Uoih^rhanj, Comm»Tr«.
Tim* of I>alv»a— r"t"e«fi mmuiea *a»h. b'ubati
<ution— livaea for >!• Math.
CALL FOR FOOTBALL REFORM.
Charlottes Hl*. Va.. Doe IS.— In a foot
ball conference to-day in which Hie univcr
sitl«s. college* aud preparatory schools «f
Virginia were represented a resolution was
adopted favoring a revision of the football
rules to eliminate danger to life.
The resolution acts forth that action and
wit ehould emphasize the character of the
gam» more than fore and weight, and
gays that the spirit of spectators and play
era should conform more closely to the
Ideals of rational sportsmanship.
MIDDIES MAY PLAY CHICAGO.
Annapolis, Dae I?.— The football eleven
of the Naval Academy will. Jt Is reported,
take on t.- University (if ChtCßjo for a
mldseaion game nea.t Xall, j;
MAN WHO MAKES AITOMOBILK RECORDS.
I.EWTS toTRANG, AT TCTIEET, OF HIS riAT CAR.
Strang Sets flebv Auto MarK
Dashes Over ~lotor Speedway at Indianapolis with
Speed of Wind.
Indianapolis. Dec. -The five-mile sjteed
record for an automobile over an elliptical
track aas broken. on the motor speedway
here to-3ay by l^wis Strang, driving a 176
horsepower Kiat car He covered the dis
tan. in 3 minutes IT 4-6 seconds. The old
mark had been held by Barney Oldileld.
who drove tl.e distance in a Benz car in 4
minutes 11 1-5 seconds last summer on the
fame course, before it was pared with
brick.
Strans's brilliant performance so startled
the officials of the track that they were
disposed at first to discredit it. Fred Wae-
Bjer, the starter, announced, however, that
he had caught Strang's time one-tenth of
a second faster than the official time.
■When stranjr brought his. car to a stop
he found that one of his tires had been
slit and he decided not to make any fur
ther efforts at breaking record?, lie said
that if it had not been for the bad tire he
believed his time would have been even
faster.
The timing machine caught Strane over
ARMY IX (LOSE GAME.
West Point Cadets Defeat
Pain State at Basketball.
I By Telegraph to Th* Tribune. 1
Was* Point, N. V . Dec. 18.— In a game
in which tine passing and floor work were
marred by the poor eheoting of both
teams, the Army defeated Perm State at
basketball here, to-day by the score of ZZ
to 20. Peun tied the score when only a
few seconds remained to play, and with
both teams playing a whirlwind ball. M- -
Kinny shot the winning goal just aa the
whistle sounded. The first haJf was nearly
<>\er before the Perm players scored their
first basket, but some rapid tire shooting
saved them, and the half ended: Army, 13,
Perm State, S. The line-up:
«'«' Point <22i Position P#nn state ■V*>
Milliken r.i^tn forward Herman
< "t'.aid Left forward Read
t'urlfii Oeatte .. Iladdow
AraeU l-ef' euard t>i> Hie
C'opthjrne Right guard Shore
Go6!s from tirld — Milltken '4> < onarH <.i Ar
nold, Cepthom», M-Kinrj\. llaiiiiss <•*•. i:-!i!.
Tla<ltJow. Blythe. Short f.'>- Ooals from fouls —
Jlllliken (2>. Sh«re il'i Bet>r»f-Mr TVeyraouth.
of Vale, Substitutions— McKlr.njr for Milltken,
Jones for furies, MacTagsail for Copthome.
XEWTOWX IS BEATEX.
Easily Vanquished by Stuyvc
sant Basketball Players.
The Btuyvesant High School befkethall
team maintained Itc. l^ad in the. struggle
for the Public School Athletic League
championship by easily defeating the New
town High School awe on the former's
court yesterday by a score of IS la 25. The
game wa* fast and interesting, and Stuy
vesant showed some excellent team work
and passing during the contest and easily
outclassed their rivals.
The Newtomti player* were forced to
shoot for their basket from the middle of
the Boor, a; F*riedluud and Jacobson, the
litij hssjiii forwards, offered a sturdy a)
fence. These two players, with l>owiiiier.
played well for their school. Johnson and
nswsrotl) were conspicuous for thaw fast
playing for Newtowu.
Th« line-up ami summary follow:
Stuyveiant (4S>. reunion Heweswa -'■
rripnrlland ... ■ T^ft forward Planeroth
.ta'-««baoti . .... Right forward . Jobnson
i..>i<i centre ..^imonson
Dowtint Right p'jar.i Levy
Hoopa.. Lett guard . ..' . BattesjOß
fJoalß fr<»m Held — FtWlaud. '. Jacobson. 4.
Ix>rd. -; r~>wlin« 4: Hoop*. 1: Flaneroth. ";
Johnson. •".. rfiinonson. 1 .;«ial» awar.:. on
fouls — PtuyvesMiit. IS: Newtiwri . 13. K^l^rr.
Harper. P. 8. A. I. I.'mpir» — !*milh. P. Si. A U
TIM' of halves 15 nimuias.
TWO TITLES FCR SAME SCHOOL.
P. S. 109 to Represent Brooklyn in
Basketball Championship.
Public School No. 103 won both the s-eni/>r
and junior elementary basketball champion
ships of Brooklyn, In the gymnasium of
St. John's College, y«-.st»rday The fceuiora
defeated Public School No. 43 by a. scars
of IS to 7, while the juniors won by a
score of 15 to S.
The, victorious learns will represent
Brooklyn in the Interbomugli tournament
for the elementary Bchool championship
of New York, which will begin the hrst
•week in January.
BASKETBALL TROPHY FOR BOYS.
Patrick Jones, superintendent of supplies
for the Board of Education, has donated
to the Public Schools Athletic League a
silver basketball, mounted on an et»ny
stand, as a perpetual trophy for the
heavyweight basketball championship of
Manhattan. Th*: series of etmteati among
jCTj-pound lives ha» been going on this fall,
mid the final gam« between Public Schools
62 and ♦>* will be played on Wednesday
afternoon in she 2!d Regiment armory
NAVY BASKETBALL TEAM WINS.
Annapolis. Dec. I The Naval Academy
five to-day defeated the team of Loyola
College, of Baltimore, by a score of 3&
to 10.
CORNELL TOO MUCH FOR HOBART
Ithaca. N. Y. Dee. I*.— Cornell defeated
Hnbaxt to-niglit at basketball by the ore
of 39 to 17.
/TIGERS BOW TO PENNSYLVANIA.
Philadelphia. Dee. IS.— The University of
P«iri*ylv»inU basketball team defeated
Princeton her« to-night In a fast gimt by
m. «tors cf 83 to 15, _^
one mile with a flying start, before he en
tered upon th© five-mile Journey, at M . •■-
•Mta. The course Is of two and one-half
miles, and Strange then made two laps.
The timing machine caught the last mil*
of each lap. In the first lap this mile was
done In 5d.«« and in the second lap in 2?.ti6.
In one of these miles a quarter was cov
ered in S:**, which Is a new record for this
distance.
The trials were mad* to test the efficiency
and safety of the track, repaved with
brick, upon which five lives were lost in
the races last summer. The owners of the
plant and the drivers are now well satisfied
with its condition Straujr said his car held
well to ihe surface and lie felt entirely
safe on the bank*. Before he broke the.
five-mile record Ftrang net a new mile
record for the Indianapolis track of 33.21.
Only Strangr and Christie tried for re~
ardJi to-day. Christie covered a quarter in
8.88 seconds, but one of the springs on his
racer was found to b» detective and it was
decided to take no chance, with it.
TIMELY ACTO TOPICS.
New 8 and Notes Picked Up
Along the Worn.
The R. M. Owen Casaffjajsry will exhibit
the meat complete line of motor cars in it»
history at the coming Grand Central Pal
ace show. A polished chassis af the new
model four-cylinder Re«, a four-cylinder
touring car. a four-cylinder roadster, a
four-cylinder limousine, a two-cylinder
tourfnp car and a baby 10-liorstpowcr Reo
runabout will be on .show.
F. R. White, general manager of the
Baker Motor Vetiicle Company, say a that
the talk of the new shaft drive models
l^iti« an experiment is absurd. "We cer
tainly could not afford to adopt this new
type of bevel -ir shaft drive. he added.
"unless we had positively proved to our
entire satisfaction that it was better than
the chain drive."
Jnmes W. Gilson. sale* manager of the
Mitchell Motor Car Company, lias sent
word irom Racine. Wit, that the tire
which destroyed the plant there >»ii riunday
last will in no way interfere with the out
put for ItM He said:
"We have am than sufficient bodies on
har.l Si present to meet immediate de
mands, and nay« made arrangements by
which, we will continue to receive them In
such quantities as we desire. There will
L«e no delay and deliveries of car.- will be
made according to contract and schedule."
The stiff base, quick detachable clinchers
are recommendeO. by the Firestone Com
pany, and they remain, according to the
concern, salely in place on the rim. sjh<|hi i
the tire be inflated or not. The Firestoce
rim i? 1 absolutely safe without ha' ins to
wee atayboJui tor lugs), which have been
the on. b«rkwar<l feature common to the
old style Firestone. The concern will have
en interesting display at the (Jrand Central
Palace ■how.
Th" Apperson piot : .. Automobile Com
pany will exhibit at the Madison Square
Garden .-how and th • oue Iv be held at the
Coliseum ill Chicago. 1.. concern an
nounces that none of the models produced
m i'".'-> will be shown. The models to bo
on exhibition include ■■>. four-cylinder, nve-
BaSSSBSjpN fouriiiß car, a four-cylinder,
seven-passenger touring- car, a •■; pas-
Fenger t >urintr car of 50 horsepower, with a
wheel base of i^s inches, a baby tonneau
and a six-cylinder car.
?Tow that burglars ore makintr a bold
attempt to win foni» of the valuable tro
phies that are on exhibition in s-otne of
the salesrooms on Automobile Row. W. C.
Po»rrtntr, of the Poertn«-r Motor Car Com
pa >>'. has found it necessary to engage an
extra watchman to guard his place Th*
display at his Mil»r.-r*H)ni was increased b^t
w».«:k by two gold and one bronze medul
sad three tilver caps.
The. 501,1 medal." mere won by Tom Kin
cald. In a National car. at the recent Ed^s
water-Fort Lee hill climb and the bronz-J
one by the little Empire "Twenty.' The
cups wen awarded for three victories by
the National car in the Panning hill climb.
In the last year J. D. Maxwell, designer
of the Maxwell cars, lias tested various
brake lining materials, and ha now averts
that cactus fibre is not only the equal of
asbestos, but possesses a number of qual
ities which make It highly desirable. In
recent experiment* a Maxwell touring car
was 1-t^'iglit to a full stop within seventy
five feet when the brake? were applied
with full force.
It *as announced yesterday that ar
rangements are under way to publish a
book entitled "Automobillnc'" that will
present an epitome of the development of
the motor car and its BBS Many well
known men have been asked to contribute
special articles, and among those »ho are
said to have promised to lend their aid ai *
Henry B. Sanderson. Robert Lee Morrell,
Wlnthrop K. Scarritt, Louis it. Spear. Col
gate Hoyt. A. L. 'Westward and Chitrlea J.
<; i.l. ton It 1.-, said that fi*'."" 1 ' win b«
spent In Its production.
M LEOD WINS GOLF PLAY OFF.
Atlanta, D«c. is— Fred McLeod. of the
Midlothian <i.>lf Club, of Chicago, won the
play-off of the triple tie in ihe seventy.t«o
bole medal play competition over th« East
Lake course to-day, defeating Jack Hutch
inson. of tn«s Plttshurir Golf Club, and Davo
f>elin», of th« New Augusta Countrj" Club,
with a card or C
MOTOR TARCHASGES
Jril.tT SEASOS SHOWS
More Rjonw and More Comfort
in Xe.it Year's Models.
Charles K. Duryea. mechanical expert of
the American Motor ( *ar Manufacturers'
Association, in an article on th*> tendencies
In motor car construction for 1910. says:
"Motortsta always wait with Impatienc*
the optninif of automobile shew*, as at
that time the now offerings of the motor
car makers are divulged for the first time.
Just what th» big list of exhibitors at the
Grand *>j.trwl Palae* show will unfold in
new 'wrinkle*' cannot he conclujriverr tod
until its opening on New Team Eve.
"••veiaal thin.;* hare conspired. bsssl I
to force the season of l»ie to the front and
permit at «his date a better -view of the
coming year than usual. The <.i«ortaa» ft
goods Met summer cleared the factories
and permitted the new product to come
out eooner The absence of vejilciea «ft the
•aies floors of agent* caused them to ask
for tbe new product instead of asking that
it be -eld back till the <Hd ear* ware sold.
Several interesting and pleasant things are
to be seen In this early view tit the IB
duetry.
' The glcvrn that fell In the middle of a
national show twt years ago. and for
w^i:ch ibe sht«w Haelf was condemned, was
duo to the financial depression. Hsl old
demand for highest grade and most lux
urious automobiles ha? now returned- Th©
designer is again free to do his best rather
than to trim th* vehicle to the moat eco
nomical production point, even at ,the sac
rifice of features that were of pronounced
vain* and likely to be desircd*by the public
"But this change, although felt last sum
mer, could not be taken advantage of at
once. The new design bad to be waited
for. The 1310 market was tbe first that
could be utilized. Rising- prices In many
lines permitted better quality and larger
numbers in the automobile line. This optl
nuKi< feelins has been expressed in sev
eral ways, but the increased quality of
the good?, the increased quantity of the
equipment, the incrt-u^.i number of mak
ers and the large number of low priced
car; arr» some of the plain expressions.
"A reversal of policy i* shown in many
cases. Instead of striving to get the prod
uct down to the market, as seemed to be
necessary a ytiar ago. the market is now
in such a condition that the product is
being pushed upward both in quality and
price. Hal country buyer who feared to
buy or had not the money to buy the pneu
matic tired touring car a year a«o was
then looking lor some cheaper substitute.
With th« return of prosperity the buyer
is looking for t-ervice. style and luxury
and everything that is beet in motor teart car
construction. •
"Still another element enters. The for
eign market has been undergoing more or
le.«? of a revolution, and France, once the
centre of automobiling. has given way to
KriK'.and. and turned her attention to aero
nautics or ether sports. England in turn
has pet a new pace by introducing a num
ber of novelties not likely to cheapen the
product, but rather to add to the co«t and
luxurious ness. So. en every band, the up
ward tendency is to b* se«»n.
"The economizing period through which
the industry has Just passed taught the
value of light weight. The. retlueed tire
and maintenance expenses of the lighter
cars hare been marked and have done
much to -widen the range of buyers.
"We find the wheel base again moving
forward. It seemed as though this had
reached the extreme and would follow a
downward course, but aside from the short
coupled town cars this seems not to be the
case. This lengthening of base has gone
forward with a shortening of motors in
many cases. The tendency seems to be
toward lighter motors and with all the
cylinders cast in a. single piece, instead of.
as in most cases, separately. This makes
the motors shorter and does not require so
much room in the bonnets. This leave*
more room for passengers.
"In some c&6?» the bodies have been
lengthened and more leg room provided.
In Others the seats tor the rear passengers
sin been brought forward and placed in
front of the rear axle, where the riding is
easier. This also makes room for wider
doors and more easy entry to the tonneau.
In other case^i the extra room lias been
given to hooded dasaes. which by extending
backward over th* driver's feet and legs
protect him from the weather and wind
and add comfort as well as the sporty look
so much affected by some users.
"In many cases the added length has
f*»ii utilized to introduce longer springs,
which have in turn softened the vibrations
and bettered the riding qualities"of the re
*p*ctive car:- The lighter weight of th«
last two years has also done much to bet
ter the spring actio'.. and ther* Is evidence
that In future, comfort rather than mere
speed will take precedence."
CHESS TEAM* HEADY.
Intercollegiate Players Will
Begin Tourney Wednesday.
Beginning on Wednesday afternoon. Co
lumbia. Harvard. Yale and Princeton will
rn»*t for the eighteenth time in the annual
intercollegiate chess tournament of what
lias ••lie to be known as the C. 11. Y. P.
League. Play wUI begin sit the West Side
Rept^Wlcan Club. No. 7001 Broadway, at i
o'clock, and will continue on Thursday and
Friday afternoon. Excepting Columbia, the
universities have named th. :r team?. Yale
coming -lit' line yesterday with her quartet
The lists are the following:
Princeton— l.. TV*. Stephens, J. W. Alex
ander, jr.. .1 L Tiemann and 11. R. For
ger, all of the eSMS of '10.
Harvard — B. Hadley, Mid*l!cbor..iigh.
Vt.: W. M. P. Mitchell. Brookline. Mass.;
K. P. HverUv. i 'a tn bridge . .Mi.-i-.. and D.
B. Priest. Washington.
Yale — J. R Chandler. "11; O. Bursts*. Ml;
C. V. Jefferson. i'». and <; F. Farsons.
ji . "10.
The Columbia team will be captained by
C. H. Ramadan, but his associates h»\e
fiot yet been named.
Former college chess players did well
against F. J. Marshall in the first simul
taneous exhibition given by htm at the
rooms of the Brooklyn Chess «Tub *ince
hi* return from the West. Roy T. Blank,
former'y Cornell champion, won his game.
and K. R. Pern-, formerly of Harvard. »nd
£». B. CHHeaden. Yale. '«$. drew their
game*.
March 11 and i; have bee selected by
th«* Brooklyn iTi»«i nub a.- the eta" for
th« ne\t Anglo-American cable match for
the Newnex trophy. The following cable
match committee has been appointed: 8.
H. «*hitteti«|er. chairman; P. H. <~*regg. I*.
J. Wolff. W. I'ndcrhiU and B. H. Ritter
Owing to its many engagements for the
winter se*i«T>ri, the City of London Chess
Club has been obliged to decline the propo
sition made for a portion of the champion
ship match illim I>r. LsasssV and Carl
Pch!eehtcr to b« |>Uye<l aj Us rn«Mns. The
Ksune* therefore are likely to be naJaf <
to Vienna and Berlin and some other chess
..litre in Germany.
The .w» t BJ reported at Aihmnnt Mass .
of H*nn Nathan «t«me. the oldest Harvard
ale of the . Ibbj aJ i:. ami la bU time
one of ttit leading American cbeas experts.
brown University will be represented in
the annual tournament of th« Triaagrvlar J
Colleiro Ohees tv-ague by W. J. Emraons I
and K. II Guild. Cornell will N- led by
I^ouls Toluia »nd' Pennsylvania J»y X. T. |
H Nat This contest :a scheduled for '
December 27, :». 29 and SO. i
TO IMPROVE SPORTS
MORE HELP XEEDED.
Captain Pierce Make* Plea to.
Larger College*.
Captain Palmer E. Pierce. IT- »• A^ pres
ident of the Intercollegiate *AtHl*tle A*-
I •ociatlon of the United States, has ssaaoel
a statement to aawost* if possible, a wwsas?
iiwmsaiuu which sessss to oar aw at Tale.
Harvard. Princeton and Cornell relatbr*
to th« working!* and purpoaea of the or
ganization formed three years ago at tb*
. onfer-n— of Lilian calls« «a consider
the Question of football and Ms sssVii'Bi.
This arfo-Uiion will bold sal aaasnal
J meetta* in this city on December 3. when
) many questions wtll be discussed, not the
j least of which win be football, ami what
; can be don* to astre the game Captain
Pierce says that Brown, the rslsajs of tb«
City of New York, Indiana University anil
■ the University at Ohio, among ethers, haw*
joined since tbe last annual tweeting, but
that Vale. Princeton, Harvard and Cor
nell are still holding off. although ho ts
»*>Pb*g that Pr»a**tTn and Harvard may
soon lend their support to the afswejossje.
Captain Pierre says in his staMftv-
The Interc .ll«Kii.ie Athletic Aasociatica of
the Unit««d States » an orsst.rlSßrt' «T
some sixty of the eoAssjea unjTtrattt»»
of tbe country for t :i»- purpose of Main in ing
rcllesiate. athletir^. Since 13.5 its delegates
have held yearly meetings in New York,
City, when* qu*^t!oss ot interest to tat^r
cQlUciate sports, as well a* collegiate ath
letics In general, are discussed and rules
committee* for basketball and i«>otban am
appointe»l and instructed. Th« sawacsatsan
<loe S not pretend to •« a sjnaißlng oody
hke tho Amateur Athletic Union. Condi
tions do not seem to warrant Its attempt to>
control uullegjati athletics except by tn
| fiuen«-e. The association realize* that what
would be suitable . or one locality would uoc
d«» for another, »nd "-hat would bo /«atiJ<
factory to ■ small cnllesje w«nM not »c at
*II acceptable i" a larce iiume>w.r« Th*»
I following pr .vmio. of the i isj—llslhui
how» that tbis association is fouagati on.
the honor system. It* autbwity may ap
pear weak, but it believes tv vtaeasaa* t»»
euus by e»Jucs»lonal means. The article c€
th* constitution rtf erred to reads thus'
"Section 2. The colleges and a*rra«!sMßßß
enrolled in thiti association sissibUj ajrre**
to ti«ke control of student athletic sports.
as tar as m.iy be iwi wmry ie saaaitatn >n.
*hess a htgb s*i>i.d*rti >•£ personal hunor.
•ligibfhty and fair pssr. *nd to remedy?
»hat»-v«r abuses may exist,
"Sec. 2. Th* eoOeges and uaivwlrtes en
rolle*! in this association are bottnd by Th*
irovifi.iiKi of in constitution and bylaw?
But legislation enacted at a conference of
delegates shall not be rime's*; upon asrr in
stitution if th-? proper athletic authority of
eaid institution makes* forma! objection to
the same Such forraaJ objecti»a shall ba>
r,-«i In xrritlus with tbe execotrve ce=i-»
rcittea."
The object of the second section is to re
move all fear that the smaller colleges
: would endeavor to eotxtrol the athletic* tst
the IBSSJBT. It vm hoped that by in'roci-jc
ins such a proviso all objection* «f cer
tain of the larger institutions to jn*rmg try
th*> work wocJd in- removed. It was sdao
felt that it would be a good thing- if suctv
rules committees as may be necessa' tor
collejrlate sports could he rlected and in-
Btnictt*d by an organization ress*esa)BßSßa?
all or most of the college*. In this way th—
rul*» made would more likely suit condi
tions for an rather than th« few. Bnt Th;»
R.-six-iat'.on did not wish to attempt to di.«
place th« m«inberji rf the aid rates com
mittee. It desired to work in harmony wixls
them if possible.
In order to remove any apprehenaion that
mi?ht exist on this point the association,
proposed not to displace the rafmb*n of
the old rules imittee on football, should
their institution join tne association.
Pennsylvania and Chicasro hawa jrm*«t
and the association baa never Quesrione<i
th« position of their representatives on
the football rules committee It is true
that Tale. Harvard. Princeton aad Cor
: netl have uc-t as yet joined the associa
tion, but it is hoped, that as its purpose*
and methods become better known all ob
jections to it will be removed, and e^exy
institution of any athietie premireirce bl
the country will become a member
I realize that great universities may wall
hesitate wining the ranks of an organiza
tion of such diverse elements, and I do not
wish to appear in the light oi a critic cf
them. I do not know their problems, their
athletic conditions. Rat 1 have beer, try
ing to remove a' objection* that may ex
ist by securinc necessary changes in our
constitution, and by no «ttrerrrnK the a*air*
nt the association that it will appear what
it is— a league- of s^>ntlenien> with ' a par
pose that is entirely unse!3sh and of
enough importance to be worthy of careful
consideration.
Th*> membership of the large universities
is desired for the impetus it would jrive to>
thin movement for wise control of col
l*;late athletics. Think »bat th« leader
ship in this work ■•( such institutions as
Yale. Harvard. Princeton and Cornell
would mean The association would then
exercise a powerful mfluan.-* that would r^
felt not ouly in the colleges, bit in a'l
the minor schools. I earnestly believe that
the time will come when all the great edu
cators of the land will *««• the important*
of this phase of the playground problem.
There is a big field here for affecting tfca
national iiaract«r and those of us who
have been laboring in it have been dotac
so with pure motive*.
I have been askeA what win be done a*
to football. This snbject will be di»eii*B#-i
daring the 'afternoon session. Reports en.
th« subject will be received from the repre
sentatives of th» 'listri<-ts into which th*
United States 1- divided. A special report
by the »eci»urv will be read grrirta' tb«
consensus of -opinion of the colleges as t?>
what should V* «ione to revise the fame.
A rules committee to represent the asso
ciation for the ensuing year will tb>-a b«
electwl. Instructions will oe given to it for
its guidance. I do not believe that dole
gates* will ivish to m • into the details of
changes that u*av be thuusht p«ce«sa--
Th* committee must work these out *!on?
the general lines laid down by BBS. con
ference. Without cioubx tht- rejrreseata
tive committee will be directed to weric
in conjunction with the eld rules caasaatt
tee. if that is possible.
The harmonious working of the rule*
committee sines the a-nairaniatlon te I**" 1 ".
is much appreciated, and it is heped tht*
harmony will continue during the cnsi->
that is upon us this winter. • ;
I have been asked to state vr.r position
and I do not hesitate to say that I am tor
such changes in the rules of football a*
will make :he game s<if» It is a return
pame. and I irke it to be reasonably **».
but when playinp it becomes unnecessarily
dangerous t#» life and limb then it ts. tlm<»
to t-harsse list rales of play.
The changes -r.ecessarr are new betnr
rartfuTlv «-nns»dered. 1 am not a yadg*
of the technique of the same, but I helle\*
certain iirWs of reform can be laid, down
tor th* guidance of the committee', antj I
expect to see this don* at the meeting an
December :- There will •-• no attempt. I
am sure, to formulate actual changes in th»»
playing rules .lu'-u:^: the conference.
What we are desirotis of avoiding is »nr
Injury to the. atlileti>* »r»trlt :n our colles***-
I believe in it thoroughly, and hop« th<»
Intercollegiate Assoriatlon is helping tr>
Improve it. 1* I did not think so. I cer
tainly sjsjasi cease my efforts to adranca
its work.
The as?o«-taHon has always been «-or.
servative, ami I be Hoes it is not gotns; to
l»e.-ofii» % revolutionary now. It war.' tr»
improve collegiate athletic* by ssoa «f?
its Influence and by educational methods,
lnt-identally it supports representatrv*.
. aSS ■■ SB 'i ■*• - for football and basket
ball. Some day its -id may be more ex
t»nd»d. Jsut this will come by a proesss)
of evohiticn and not by revolution. What
we nil desire is uTity of effort, not for per
sonal benefit, hut for the good Of the who's
country.
NO FLORIDA SPEED RACES .
\V. J. Morgan, promoter of th* automo
bile .*peeU tournaments held on tie Ortnen'l-
Pajt.ina tFla.l beach, said yester«tay that
the contests would not be heM this win
ter, chiefly because of lack ot financial
support.
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